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Charles Dahlgren of Natchez : The Civil War and Dynastic Decline - Herschel Gower

Charles Dahlgren of Natchez

The Civil War and Dynastic Decline

Paperback Published: 1st October 2002
ISBN: 9781574885255
Number Of Pages: 294

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As a young man Charles Dahlgren, brother of the famous Union admiral John A. Dahlgren, moved from Pennsylvania to Natchez, Mississippi, in search of glory. He made a spectacular start by acquiring two mansions overlooking the Mississippi River and cultivating acres of cotton fields in Louisiana. Determined to defend his dynasty at the outbreak of the Civil War, Dahlgren accepted an ill-fated commission as brigadier general of volunteers in the Mississippi militia. Ultimately his dreams crumbled with those of the Confederacy, but he survived his losses as a Confederate carpetbagger engaged in business on Wall Street.

Herschel Gower's expertly woven narrative proves that sometimes truth challenges the domain of fiction. Charles Dahlgren of Natchez will enthrall readers with its provocative story of honor, violence, and allegiance in the face of crisis.

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"Altogether a riveting biography of a man who stood in the wings of America's tragic stage."--Robert J. Schneller, Jr., author of A Quest for Glory: A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren--Robert J. Schneller, Jr.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Young Charles Dahlgren: A Heritage of Adventurep. 1
Banker, Planter, Husband, and Dynastp. 7
Riding the Crestp. 29
A Civil War, a Family Warp. 41
Defeat at Vicksburg and Gettysburgp. 67
The Flight to Georgiap. 85
Leading His Family Home by Wagon Trainp. 109
Survival without Recoveryp. 135
Another Move, Another Start at Sixtyp. 165
Eighteen Years a Confederate Carpetbaggerp. 183
The General's Relict and End of the Dynastyp. 209
Postlude for a Patriarchp. 233
Genealogical Chartsp. 239
Notesp. 245
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9781574885255
ISBN-10: 1574885251
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 1st October 2002
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: New edition